While we're on the topic of California's waiver application, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has gotten 89 of his fellow lawmakers to sign a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, asking that he act immediately on the matter in wake of Judge Sessions' ruling in Vermont and the Supreme Court's in Mass v. EPA.
There is a growing consensus among the states that immediate action is necessary to reduce the imminent hazards of America's global warming pollution. We urge you to make your decision on the merits, in accordance with the law and the facts of this case, which demand you immediately grant California's waiver, allowing California and other States to move forward---ideally in partnership with the federal government.
Meanwhile, over at Calitics, David Dayyen is noting the convergence between the Bush administration's positions regarding international standards and state standards:
But let's accept Bush's logic for a moment... He believes that governing entities should be given latitude to make the climate change policies that they see fit, rather than having them signaled from on high. Unless, of course, that refers to states in this country and the one on high is him.